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Panama Canal Fishing

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Panama City, Panama
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About Panama Canal Fishing
#1 Fishing day trip in Panama for catching Peacock Bass, Snook & Tarpon, operating and guiding for 15 years with flat deck boats. Great fishing rods and reels nothing beats fishing the Panama Canal. Fly fishing, bait casters, or spinning rods. Wildlife observation, Fishing in Gatun Lake, Deep Sea Fishing, Fishing in San Blas Island, and Bayano River. FUN GUARANTEED!!!
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Erik B wrote a review Mar 2020
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My girlfriend and myself booked a charter for peacock bass fishing in February. Not the best time of year for fishing Gatun lake. But our expectations were more than met. Our guides went out of their way to get us into the fish. Moving often looking for better fish and trying different techniques. Most of what we caught were smaller bass but a blast to catch regardless and lots of them! My girlfriend had pretty limited fishing experience but our guide(Jorge was his name if I remember correctly) was really good with getting her set up and working with her. We ended up catching quite a few. And she even hauled in a beautiful 6 pound bass as well as a red snapper. I hooked into a little tilapia as well. Over all the guides provided an excellent experience. We even made a stop at a little island to hang with a monkey. I would definitely recomend these guys. They went above and beyond our expectations.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Paul W wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was an amazing trip. Jorge really knew where to go to get us on the fish, not to mention he was very knowledgeable able the local plants and animals. It was really nice to have our fishing guide and tour guide rolled up into one person. We also went and saw the monkeys and that was a nice treat. All in all I would highly recommended the trip. We kept a few fish each trip and had them cooked for us at the gamboa rainforest resort restaurant, it was delicious. I am planning a trip back next year already!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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2kayak wrote a review Feb 2020
Florida140 contributions70 helpful votes
We had a great day fishing on the Panama Canal with Augusto and Elio. Although we ran out of bait early, they worked to put us on the fish and trolled the rest of the time where we caught some big ones. This website and pictures look great, but links do not work for online booking, the boat you get may not be the one pictured, and payments can only be made by direct deposit into owner's bank account or cash. Reservations had to be confirmed via multiple emails and overseas phone calls. We do not recommend using this company for Pacific fishing. "20 fathom" fishing turned out to be trolling around the islands off Panama Bay, "live bait and all lures" was only lures no live bait at all, and "fully equipped boat" was three rods.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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dante i wrote a review Nov 2019
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Elio and Jorge are outstanding guides. Fished Gatun Lake/Chagres River for species of fish not found in most of the U.S. Even aught a Jack Crevalle, a salt water species, in fresh water. Highly recommend. Unique rain forest sightseeing. While you are at it stay at Ivan's Birding in Gamboa.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Vaughn3478 wrote a review Sep 2019
Snellville, Georgia15 contributions7 helpful votes
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Words can express the amazing fishing trips I had with Panama Canal Fishing. First I booked 2 days of fishing, Friday and Sunday. The Friday trip was a trip of a lifetime, but not to be undone the Sunday trip was even more amazing. They put on my peacock bass, they snooks that gave an amazing fight. If you are interested in some amazing fishing give Rich and his team a call you won’t be disappointed.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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